Edward Chodorov


Playwright

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Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
April 17, 1904
Died
October 09, 1988

Biography

Edward Chodorov worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Early on in his screenwriting career, Chodorov wrote dramatic scripts for "Captured" (1933) with Leslie Howard, "The Mayor of Hell" (1933) and "The World Changes" (1933). Chodorov continued to focus on film through the thirties, producing movies like "Sweet Adeline" (1935) with Irene Dunne, the dramatic ...

Biography

Edward Chodorov worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Early on in his screenwriting career, Chodorov wrote dramatic scripts for "Captured" (1933) with Leslie Howard, "The Mayor of Hell" (1933) and "The World Changes" (1933). Chodorov continued to focus on film through the thirties, producing movies like "Sweet Adeline" (1935) with Irene Dunne, the dramatic adaptation "Rich Man, Poor Girl" (1938) with Robert Young and the drama "Tell No Tales" (1939) with Melvyn Douglas. Chodorov continued to exercise his talent in the forties and the fifties, taking on a mix of projects like "Undercurrent" (1946) starring Katharine Hepburn, "The Hucksters" (1947) starring Clark Gable and "Road House" with Ida Lupino (1948). His credits also expanded to "Kind Lady" (1951) starring Ethel Barrymore. Chodorov last wrote "Oh, Men! Oh, Women!" (1957) with Dan Dailey. Chodorov passed away in October 1988 at the age of 84.

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Undercurrent (1946) - Flowers And Her Boys Alan (Robert Taylor) flips a bit, coming home to his new wife Ann (Katharine Hepburn) and servant George (Leigh Whipper), during their first stay at his old family home, in Vincente Minnelli's Undercurrent, 1946.
Sweet Adeline (1934) - We Were So Young For the second of two songs from the 1929 Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II operetta, with an elaborate shot from director Mervyn LeRoy and cameraman Sol Polito, we find the title character (Irene Dunne) testing out a new tune by her beau Sid (Donald Woods), cueing a tiff, in Warner Bros.’ Sweet Adeline, 1934.
Sweet Adeline (1934) - Here Am I In a Hoboken, NJ German-style beer garden ca. 1898, Irene Dunne (title character and daughter of the owner) aims to impress the U.S. Army recruiter and (Spanish-American War) hero Major Day (Louis Calhern), with a song from the original 1929 Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II operetta, in Warner Bros.’ Sweet Adeline, 1934.
In Caliente (1935) - Get Me Some Gay And Frisky Zippy opening, screenplay by Jerry Wald and Julius Epstein, story Ralph Block and Warren Duff, Pat O’Brien and Edward Everett Horton as partners in a New York entertainment rag, chewing through staff (Florence Fair, James Donlan etc.) and evading probably treacherous Glenda Farrell as Clara, in In Caliente, 1935, starring Dolores Del Rio.
In Caliente (1935) - You're Open For Engagements? Edward Everett Horton as New York showbiz mag publisher Brandon has been chasing Dolores Del Rio as dancer Rita around a Tijuana resort, because she’s his angle to get his partner (Pat O’Brien) to ditch his gold-digging fianceè back home, with much sexy posing and smiling, Lloyd Bacon directing, in In Caliente, 1935.
Mayor Of Hell, The (1933) - You're In Reform School Now We’ve followed Frankie Darro (as Jimmy) and company through committing crimes and being convicted, and now they meet Dudley Digges as the reform school warden, and Madge Evans as Dorothy, the relatively kind nurse, in Warner Bros.’ The Mayor Of Hell,1933, starring James Cagney.
Mayor Of Hell, The (1933) - You'd Better Take A Vacation Cruel reform school chief Thompson (Dudley Digges) doesn’t yet know that Patsy (James Cagney), the gangster who got a plum job as a do-nothing commissioner, has gotten himself put in charge, out of concern for kids like Jimmy (Frankie Darro), in Warner Bros.’ The Mayor Of Hell, 1933.
Mayor Of Hell, The (1933) - I Think He Can Take You 24 minutes in, first appearance of top-billed James Cagney as Patsy, previously not mentioned, accompanied by sidekick Allen Jenkins and squeeze Sheila Terry, meeting reform school boss Dudley Digges and star inmate Frankie Darro, in Warner Bros.’ The Mayor Of Hell, 1933.
Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938) - I Should Grab You And Run Having just announced her surprise engagement to her millionaire boss to her family, now up on the roof of their tenement, Joan (Ruth Hussey) reflects on whether she and Bill (Robert Young) are making the right move, in Rich Man, Poor Girl, 1938, also starring Lana Turner and Lew Ayres.
World Changes, The (1933) - The Smell Of Our Business More compressed history, cattle man Orin Nordholm (Paul Muni) becomes partner to his mentor (Guy Kibbee), marries his daughter (Mary Astor) and parries cynical mourners (Sidney Toler, Oscar Apfel, William Burress) when the man expires, in the meat industry quasi-epic The World Changes, 1933.
World Changes, The (1933) - Meat King Of The World Resuming the rapid rise of meat baron Orin Nordholm (Paul Muni), his home a tourist atrtraction in 1893 Chicago, his wife (Mary Astor) now a weirdo, and their sons (Jackie Searle, Richard Quine) on the way to becoming dandies, in The World Changes, 1933, from stories by Sheridan Gibney.
World Changes, The (1933) - Ask For Buffalo Bill Racing through the 19th century to Paul Muni's first scene as adult Orin Nordholm, with mother and dad (Aline MacMahon, Henry O'Neill) and betrothed (Jean Muir), entertaining a visitor (Douglas Dumbrille) to their South Dakota farm, in Mervyn LeRoy's historical morality tale The World Changes, 1933.

Family

Jerome Chodorov
Brother

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